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3 residents escape 2-alarm fire that destroyed Hibbing apartment building

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HIBBING, Minnesota — Around 70 emergency responders spent much of their Thanksgiving Day fighting a two-alarm fire at a Hibbing apartment building.

A neighbor told the fire department that flames were shooting out of the first floor of the two-story building around 2:30 p.m. Thursday.

The Hibbing Daily Tribune (http://bit.ly/1zZXB9e ) reports that two adults and one child were inside but escaped. They were taken to a hospital for evaluation.

Fire Chief Erik Jankila says firefighters soon pulled out of the building because it was too dangerous and focused on keeping the fire contained.

Around 7:30 p.m. — after nearly five hours— crews began to question the integrity of the fire-damaged, water-soaked structure and called in the city's public works crew to tear it down.

The cause of the fire has not been determined.


Information from: The Daily Tribune, http://www.hibbingmn.com/placed/

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